Disability is Not a Deficit and Other Truths in an Ableist World: A Review of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

What would our lives, movements, and communities look like if we moved towards restoration, not cure?

Elisabeth Moss Will Star in "The Handmaid's Tale" Mini-Series

Margaret Atwood's feminist speculative fiction classic is coming to the small screen in 2017. Read more »

Writer Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on Poetry & Punk Rock

The writer talks about being an outsider and insider in literary spaces and punk.  Read more »

New Novel “Terrible Virtue” Tells the Story of Margaret Sanger’s Life

The book aims to present a complicated portrait, but feels rushed and misses a chance for real nuance.  Read more »

Ursula K. Le Guin's Perfect Response to an All-Male Sci-Fi Anthology

A letter from 1987 proves Le Guin has always been a badass.  Read more »

The Raw Essays of "So Sad Today" Make Me Feel Less Alone With My Anxiety

Melissa Broder needed a safe space to vent about her feelings of anxiety and depression. So she turned to Twitter.  Read more »

Lesbian Coming-of-Age Novel "Juliet Takes a Breath" Is a Breath of Fresh Air

The novel by Gabby Rivera centers on a Puerto Rican lesbian who's trying to make sense of the world.  Read more »

Olivia Benson Believes Me

Watching Law & Order helped me heal from sexual assault. In one episode, Olivia Benson counsels a young rape survivor, "Healing begins when someone bears witness. I saw you. I believe you.” When I watched this scene, I broke down. Read more »

Cut & Paste: Zines About Food

Food isn’t simple. These five zines tell stories that connect food, family, and identity.  Read more »

Author Sarah McCarry On Writing Honest YA Books That Include Sex

Author Sarah McCarry discusses her book "About a Girl," a coming-of-age story centering on a queer teen.  Read more »

New Memoir "Sex With Shakespeare" Explores a Fetish and the Bard

"I’ve spent most of my life thinking about two things: Shakespeare and spankings," says author Jillian Keenan.  Read more »

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Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on truth-telling, community building, and writing the story she had been waiting for her whole life.

Mainstream media does a pretty horrendous job of telling the stories of trans people, often focusing on the details of their transition and...

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Hot Under the Bonnet: The cooptation of Amish culture in mass-market fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens in... Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the best... Read more »